Lee’s Summit Municipal Judge Dana Altieri recently announced she will run for reelection in April.
Altieri is serving her first term as a Lee’s Summit judge. She also is occasionally part-time judge for Raytown, Kansas City and Jackson County municipal courts, serving as substitute or when extra help is needed with those dockets. She said she it was a compliment that those communities sought her out to help with their courts.
This year she was a finalist to be a Jackson County Circuit Court Judge, selected for consideration by the 16th Circuit Judicial Commission that recommended a panel of nominees to the governor.
The Missouri Supreme Court appointed her to the Municipal Judge Education Committee, where she’s a staff instructor for sitting and new municipal judges.
A lifelong Lee’s Summit resident, she and her law partner Mark Gilmore recently purchased a downtown Lee’s Summit building for their practice of domestic, personal injury and defense law.
She graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1998, in 2001, and earned her law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She also is a graduate of the study abroad program at Peking University-Beijing, China. She serves as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem, representing abused and neglected children in the Kansas City area.
She said she thinks people, regardless of her decisions, respect how she conducts court.
“I believe everyone needs an opportunity to be heard and treated with respect, I do believe I’ve done that with each person who appeared before me,” Altieri said.